Richard Stim


Attorney Richard Stim specializes in small business, copyright, patents, and trademark issues at Nolo. He is the author of many books, including Music Law: How to Run Your Band's Business Patent, Copyright & Trademark: An Intellectual Property Desk Reference, and Profit From Your Idea. Stim regularly answers readers' intellectual property questions at Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent, Copyright & Trademark Blog.

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Trademark Class 5: Pharmaceuticals
Trademark Class 5 includes mainly pharmaceuticals and other preparations for medical or veterinary purposes.
Trademark Class 45: Personal and Legal Services
Trademark Class 45 is the appropriate class for legal, security, and related social services.
Trademark Class 44: Medical, Beauty, and Agricultural Services
Trademark Class 44 is a broad category that includes medical care, hygienic and beauty care products, as well as some agricultural products.
Trademark Class 41: Education and Entertainment Services
Trademark Class 41 includes services for education, training, and various sporting and cultural activities. It covers mainly services rendered by persons or institutions to educate people or train animals.
Trademark Class 38: Telecommunications Services
Trademark Class 38 includes telecommunication services that allow at least one person to communicate with another by a sensory means.
Trademark Class 33: Wines and Spirits
Trademark Class 33 includes alcoholic beverages except for beers.
Trademark Class 30: Staple Foods
Trademark Class 30 includes coffee, tea, cocoa, artificial coffee, rice, tapioca, flour, bread, pastries, ices, sugar, honey, treacle, yeast, baking powder, salt, mustard, vinegar, sauces (condiments), and spices.
Trademark Class 28: Toys and Sporting Goods
Trademark Class 28 includes games and playthings, gymnastic and sporting articles, decorations for Christmas trees, as well as amusement, gaming, and fishing apparatus.
Trademark Class 25: Clothing
Trademark Class 25 includes clothing, footwear, and headgear.
Ten Legal Tips for Songwriters: Credits, Copyrights, and Coauthors
Songwriters are often ill-prepared to handle the many business and legal issues that arise in their work. These issues can be critical for a musician's success.